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TITLE
Musket, pistol and dirk
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1020_P017
PERIOD
1710s
CREATOR
John E. Shearer
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31396
KEYWORDS
weapons
Jacobites
dirks
dags
pistols
muskets
guns
Brown Besses
war
Musket, pistol and dirk

Line drawing of common Jacobite weapons. Just over half of the Jacobite army had muskets. The muskets were either captured British 'Brown Bess' muskets or muskets imported from Spain of France.

Metal belt pistols, or Dags, were carried in pairs by Jacobites. These type of pistols were peculiar to Scotland.

Most Higlanders carried a dirk which was a long bladed stabbing knife. It was often made from a cut down sword. It was worn at the belt and could be used, left handed behind a targe.
This illustration is taken from 'The Battle of Sheriffmuir' by 'an FSA Scot' (i.e. John E. Shearer)

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Musket, pistol and dirk

1710s

weapons; Jacobites; dirks; dags; pistols; muskets; guns; Brown Besses; war

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Line drawing of common Jacobite weapons. Just over half of the Jacobite army had muskets. The muskets were either captured British 'Brown Bess' muskets or muskets imported from Spain of France.<br /> <br /> Metal belt pistols, or Dags, were carried in pairs by Jacobites. These type of pistols were peculiar to Scotland.<br /> <br /> Most Higlanders carried a dirk which was a long bladed stabbing knife. It was often made from a cut down sword. It was worn at the belt and could be used, left handed behind a targe.<br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Battle of Sheriffmuir' by 'an FSA Scot' (i.e. John E. Shearer)